Lifespan – Information
Describe developmental characteristics in Early Adolescents and Later Adolescents, along with how these impact on various stages of development
Define and recognise a range of typical and atypical behaviours and apply this knowledge to the counselling field
Use developmental lifespan theories as a lens for understanding human development
The purpose of this task is for students to create an information booklet for student counsellors to demonstrate their knowledge and comprehension of developmental tasks for nominated life stages.
1) Two life stages Early Adolescence and Later Adolescence
2) Identify two developmental tasks for each life stage they nominated and discuss these through the lens of typical development and atypical development.
Development tasks to use:
Early Adolescence – Emotional Development and Formal Operations
Later Adolescence – Gender Identity and Internalised Morality
Research and Develop your ideas:
• An information booklet is written for a particular purpose and for a particular audience.
• Identify the target audience for your information booklet – Student Counsellors
• Group notes into particular themes. These themes can be used as headings / topics for inclusion in your information booklet.
• Once you have completed your research, write a statement summarising the themes/topics from your research and why you have chosen to include those themes/topics.
• Once you have drafted your statement, refine and build on it to function as the introduction / abstract in your information booklet. Keep checking this statement as you are drafting your information booklet to keep you on track.
• Consider the layout and how you can use headings, paragraphs, dot points, graphics and images to convey your understandings.
• In an information booklet, you do not need to follow APA formatting requirements for the layout of the text as you do for an academic essay. However, you do need to follow the APA citation rules for in-text references and a reference list at the end of the information booklet for both text and graphics.
• Developing your information booklet. Keep information and images clear, concise and connected so the message is clear.
• Keep referring to the statement. This will help you ensure you contain only relevant information.